How to Make Parquet Floors Look Modern

[BLOG] Published: 2022-08-07 - Updated: 2023-05-31



How to Make Parquet Floors Look Modern What is a parquet floor? The most popular patterns for parquet flooring reasons why you might want to put parquet floors in your house The cons of laying down parquet floors

How to Make Parquet Floors Look Modern

Parquet flooring is an old way of making floors that started in France in the 17th century. The French word "parchet" means "a small closed space

Parquet floors are making their way back into our homes and businesses. Warm, scrumptious floor parquetry is a top choice for stylish décor and design. This is because of the materials and designs that it uses. (Stories of a House, 2021)

What is a parquet floor?

Traditional hardwood floors are made of long planks that run across the room. Parquet flooring is constructed of hardwood pieces arranged in patterns. Pieces are glued to the floor one by one, sometimes in complex patterns. Parquet tile flooring is a more modern option. The wood pieces are attached to a backing, so you can put them in larger sections at once. You can put the tiles on the floor with glue, staples, or nails.

The effect is both beautiful and richly rustic. The technique became very popular, but fewer people used it in the postmodern era. In the last few decades, however, parquet floors have become more popular again. They have changed to include more modern features and textures.

Most people think of parquetry as using small pieces of wood to make a mosaic design. However, the parquet de Versailles is a type of parquetry that uses larger pieces of wood.

The motifs that were made were fancy and made to fit together like pieces of a puzzle. Most of the time, these elegant designs were found in the homes of the wealthy and in big churches.

Even if you have a beautiful parquet floor, you may want to give it a little more life. Here are some ideas on how to bring your parquet floors up to date

How to Make Parquet Floors Look Modern

Switch up your decor.

The design of a parquet floor is complicated because it is made up of many small pieces that are put together. Over time, this could make it look or feel like the place is too crowded or cluttered. One of the simplest ways to modify space is by not touching the floor. (D.I.Y. Parquetry and Cork,2016)

Choose a cool or neutral hue and a three-quarters room-sized carpet. Get one that doesn't have any patterns on it so that it completely cancels out the effect of parquetry. A dark navy blue should make your room feel cooler. If you don't want a dark color, a gray carpet is also a good choice.

You'll need to change the rest of the furnishings to match the new carpet. Go for couches and throw pillows with neutral colors and as few patterns as possible. Take down most or all of the pictures and paintings and leave the walls empty.

Change out your curtains for ones that match your new carpet and keep the patterns simple. If you make any or all of these alterations, your new space should seem contemporary. It will also keep the parquet floor warm.

Make the floors clean.

Wood is the main material in parquet floors. Wooden furniture and decorations start to lose their color and shine after 20 years. If the wood has gotten darker, it gives a dismal, unwelcoming atmosphere. It's possible that all you need to do to make the wood look new again is take off this color.


Wood bleach from a store or bleach you make yourself should be enough to do the job. To get the best results, you should talk to a professional. Depending on how much lighter you want your floors to get, you may have to bleach them more than once. Some shades can only be reached after up to five rounds of bleaching.

This means that the job must be done so that each piece is bleached to perfection so that every piece is the same color. This work is hard and should be done by a professional.

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Bleaching takes off the top layer of the floor, and it may also mess up the way the edges are joined. This means that once the bleaching is done, the floors will need to be fixed. After the floors have been bleached, they can be left alone, but a clear varnish should be put on top to protect the wood.

Bleached parquet floors are beautiful and definitely worth the money. With the new, lighter color and geometric shapes, the room will feel like a whole new place.

Floors to be painted.

Painting your parquet floors is another way to bring them up to date. You may select from numerous paint colors and tones to give the place a fresh appearance. You can use any color you want as long as the paint is good quality and covers well.

Make sure to fix any broken pieces before you start this project. Painting a whole wood floor is hard work that you should only do if you're sure that's what you want. Make floors seem clean with cream or semi-gloss paint, deep violet, or white. Get in touch with a professional painter for the best results.

Make the floors dirty.

If you want your wood floors to still look like wood, staining is the way to go. Staining doesn't obscure the wood's grain and texture as painting does. Painting wood will hide its natural look and make it look like a whole new surface.

You can choose from a variety of wood stains. The goal is to get the unique dark richness of new walnut or the imposing majesty of dark mahogany. This makes darker colors more appealing.

To stain your floors, you have to sand them down to remove the varnish or top layer so that the stain can soak in well. Staining sanded wood should be easy, but a professional should do it.

The end result should be something amazing. A top coat of gloss varnish will protect the wood and give it a nice sheen. This will make your new floors look both elegant and modern.

Switch out your lights.

Lighting is another small thing that can change the way a room looks. Traditional beaded chandeliers are dreary, yet sputnik chandeliers and pendant lights are trendy.

Here are a few reasons why you might want to put parquet floors in your house.

Aesthetically appealing

Simple to maintain


It's simple to set up


Aesthetically appealing

Parquet tiles may be laid in many styles and patterns to enhance your home's appearance. It's a one-of-a-kind flooring style that adds warmth and texture to any room. This multi-piece flooring can be installed in a variety of ways to complement the style and colors of your home.

Some of the most popular patterns for parquet flooring are:

  • Herringbone parquet (chic zigzag pattern)
  • Square basket parquet flooring.
  • Checkered or cube parquet floors.
  • The parquet flooring with a weave
  • Parquet mosaic flooring

Basically, you can choose from a lot of different designs for wooden parquet floors.

Also, the colors of parquet flooring are usually shades of brown and yellow.

Wood flooring has become very popular in Pakistan because it is durable and lasts a long time. Parquet is no different. As long as you take care of it, parquet floors will also last for decades, just like hardwood floors.

Parquet flooring may sustain heavy foot traffic depending on the wood type and quality. They're usually effective against dogs and children.

Pro tip takeaway: Longevity and strength rely on how they're set up and maintained, as well as the material.

Simple to maintain

Parquet flooring is easy to take care of.

All you have to do is clean it with a vacuum cleaner or a soft broom on a regular basis. If you see stains on the surface, use mild cleaners instead of the harsh chemicals you can buy.

Every 3 to 5 years, you should also seal and polish your parquet floors to keep their beauty and strength.


The price of parquet flooring is lower than that of traditional hardwood floors. Most parquet tiles are created from discarded hardwood boards.

In our in-depth guide to wooden floors, you can learn more about the different kinds and how much they cost.

It's simple to set up.

Traditional wood flooring in Pakistan is tougher than parquet.

Parquet tiles are attached to the subfloor using a urethane-based adhesive, unlike hardwood planks. This glue works for about 60 minutes, so you can easily arrange the tiles on the floor in any way you want.

Most wooden parquet tiles are thin enough that a jigsaw can be used to cut them. Also, these tiles always come with the edges unfinished. So, you can just refinish and seal them after applying them.

The cons of laying down parquet floors

Even though parquet floors are beautiful, not everyone may like them.

So, what are some of the biggest issues that people have with parquet flooring?

Let's find out.

It's Possible to Get Scratches

Not Resistant to Moisture

Fades in Sunlight

Few options for refinishing.

It's Possible to Get Scratches

Parquet floors can get scratches and scuffs just like hardwood floors.

Heavy furniture should be kept off this sort of flooring by using rugs and mats. Depending on the wood, sharp heels and rough soles might scrape the surface.

Not Resistant to Moisture

Parquet doesn't perform well in wet regions like the kitchen, bathroom, or basement. Like other types of wood flooring, parquet tiles can be easily damaged by a wet or damp environment.

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So, every time you clean the floor, you need to make sure it's completely dry. If not, you'll end up with broken wooden tiles.

Fades in Sunlight

Parquet flooring may discolor when exposed to severe weather, particularly sunshine.

Move furniture and rugs so window light falls evenly on the floor. Sealing and polishing parquet flooring preserves its gloss and color.

Are You Ready to Refinish Your Parquet Floors

When it comes to refinishing parquet floors, get in touch with us right away so we can talk about your project. You can call us at 832-800-8889 or book a free consultation on our website right now.



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